August 4th, 2015

STB_smallNever before has it been easier to stream video content to a user base of any size, thanks to recent technological advances along with the spread of high-speed internet access. At the end of 2014, roughly 3 billion people had access to the internet — which shows just how large the market is for live streaming content. If you’re thinking that you may have what it takes to create engaging video content, there is no better time than now to start your video streaming adventure.

While many people don’t mind watching video content from their computers, there is still a large segment of the population that would prefer to watch content on their televisions. If you think about the success of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, it was not until these streaming providers offered a variety of streaming options – including from TVs, that these companies really started to take off.

As these companies grew in popularity, it opened up the opportunity for other smaller streaming providers to piggyback on their success by streaming content through a variety of set top box devices. As consumers move to “Over the Top” (OTT) TV options, new content creators should be excited that they have a huge audience ready and waiting to enjoy their content.

What is OTT?

OTT is the act of using the internet to deliver streaming content directly to TV users via a variety of devices such as PCs, streaming devices, gaming systems, smart TVs and other set top boxes. OTT is a way to completely circumvent the need for traditional cable or satellite television. As more people look to obtain their news online they actually prefer OTT to traditional cable or satellite.

Say Goodbye to the Need for Cable or Satellite

The big cable and satellite conglomerates do not want you to know about OTT – that’s for sure. As the big streaming providers like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu continue to gain market share, the cable and satellite providers are shedding customers in droves.

With the power of over the air antennas for network programming and a suite of OTT providers offering often superior content there really is little reason to pay the high fees of cable & satellite providers. As more content providers join the OTT revolution, there’s little doubt that the traditional cable & satellite model of gouging consumers while providing terrible service may be on its way out.

TikiLIVE is one of the leading OTT providers around and offers a whole host of features, which allow even the most novice of users to stream their content online through all sorts of OTT devices.

Benefits of Using TikiLIVE’s OTT Middleware

There are plenty of benefits to using our OTT Middleware, including:

Support Across Variety of Platforms

As TikiLIVE has grown over the past 10 years, we’ve learned that support across multiple platforms is extremely important. For this reason, we offer support across a whole host of set top boxes as well as mobile devices, tablets and streaming dongles.

Free Set Top Box APK

We’ve put our expertise into developing an Android based set top box APK that we offer to manufacturers and consumers for absolutely free. This allows set top box manufacturers to focus on creating high quality hardware, as opposed to having to spend countless resources developing software. Since we’ve been in the IPTV business for well over 10 years we understand what it takes to create high quality software and have put everything we know into our new set top box APK.

Growing Number of Manufacturers Utilizing TikiLIVE OTT Middleware

Because of the growing success of our set top box APK, a number of manufacturers are utilizing our new technology. The following manufacturers are already shipping set top boxes with our technology:

  • Comigo
  • Geniatech
  • Yiyate
  • PC DVB
  • Peer TV
  • Yinhe
  • Gemcolor Amlogic
  • Letine Amlogic
  • Xinlinuo
  • Shenzhen HuaSun
  • Channel Master
  • Eny Technology
  • Huaren Technology Compan

Support for Set Top Devices From Apple, Google & Roku

While we offer our own proprietary OTT software, we also offer full support for a variety of other set top box manufacturers. We want to make sure your content can be accessed from as many avenues as possible, and we’re excited to now offer full support for the following:

  • Apple TV
  • Roku set top boxes as well as the Roku Streaming Stick
  • Google Chromecast

As you can see, working with TikiLIVE allows you to stream your content to a whole host of set top boxes with ease.

Ensure Your Content is Accessible From Mobile Devices

While millions of people around the world access video content from set top boxes, many more access video content through mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. For this reason, TikiLIVE also offers full support for all mobile devices.

Our user interface features full HTML5 support allowing your users to access your content regardless of device type. With HTML5 your video content will instantly be tailored to your user’s device, all completely on the fly.

Control Your Content Through TikiLIVE’s Content Manager

TikiLIVE’s Content Manager is really the heart of what sets our solution apart from our competitors. From the Content Manager you can instantly control all of your streaming playlists, insert advertisements and control access on a per device basis. This gives you ultimate control over your content from one centralized interface.

On top of the many features offered through our Channel Manager, we also offer full HTML5 support for this tool as well so that you can access and make changes to your content from any smartphone or tablet. We put the control over your streaming content in your hands whether you’re at a computer or on the go.

Interested in Learning More About TikiLIVE’s OTT Solution?

If you’re interested in learning more about TikiLIVE’s streaming products don’t hesitate to contact our live streaming experts at 305-743-6722 or by email through our online contact form. We look forward to showing you how our OTT Middleware can help you stream your content to your user base!

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